Monday, April 24, 2006

2006, Part Twelve

Keiji Haino & Yoshida Tatsuya - New Rap (2006)

A completely under-the-radar sort of release, New Rap is the result of a collaboration between Japanese improv guitar god Keiji Haino and acclaimed Japanese underground drummer Yoshida Tatsuya. Loud and at times even cacophonous, Haino's high pitched screams and wails soar over Tatsuya's emphatic drum rolls and snare hits, as well as Haino's own manic mangling of his axe on this, not their first collaborative release. It's just totally caught me by surprise as a wonderful piece of artsy rock improvisation that is successful, which not all rock improvisation necessarily is. Here's a sample:

Download "West Broadway"


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